Pearl D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1052) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Robin McHugh
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- October 14, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Pearl D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1052). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Pearl D., who was born in 1929. She recalls attending Hungarian school; cordial relations with non-Jews prior to 1938; her parents sheltering her from any unpleasantness; having to wear the yellow star; ghettoization in another town; transport seven weeks later to Auschwitz; separation from her family except her older sister; transfer to a slave labor camp; her sister doing part of her work; a German guard giving them extra food; transfer six months later to Bergen-Belsen; no provision of food or water; her sister keeping her alive; liberation by British troops; her sister's death ten days later; returning home seeking family; learning they all were killed; living with a cousin in Czechoslovakia; marriage in Prague; emigration to Israel, Canada, then the United States; and the births of three sons. Ms. D. discusses the importance of her sister's help to her survival; her depression after the war; and not sharing her experiences with her children, wanting to shelter them.